Learn with Leap’s free creative and digital marketing training package
Learn with Leap, a new e-learning platform developed by social enterprise, Agent Academy CIC, is providing free training for young adults looking to move into the digital and creative sectors, as unemployment levels hit a five-year high.
→ About the course
Learn with Leap is a course which has been designed by industry leaders, focusing on the skills they look for in marketeers. Leap gives you a perfect first step into the industry with a solid foundation in four of the most important areas of marketing: strategy, design, digital and campaigns.
Leap offers learners the chance to gain the experience, insight and knowledge needed to change career and gain sustainable, secure employment in a growing industry. It provides learners with a solid foundation in the four most important areas of marketing: strategy, design, digital and campaigns, with short, flexible courses delivered entirely online via an interactive platform.
It also allows learners to build a skills portfolio to demonstrate the skills they’ve learnt and evidence the real-life experience they have gained, to increase their chances of being employed in the sector.
The platform has been created by Agent Marketing and sister social enterprise, Agent Academy, an award-winning provider of industry designed and delivered learning programmes. Since 2014, Agent Academy’s practical approach to learning has helped young people step into the digital and creative industries, contributing to more than £2.7m of annual salaries.
→ Flexible learning to fit around your life
Learn at home, learn on your commute, learn your way. However you learn, Leap will help you gain the industry experience, insight, knowledge and know how you need to change career and make a start in marketing.
Leap work with businesses across the UK to develop projects that highlight the skills they are looking for when they hire. Alongside your learning, Leap builds a skills portfolio to demonstrate and evidence the skills you learn to help you make the step into your next career.
→ About Leap
Leap is the free, industry-designed training course that helps learners make the jump into their dream digital job. It was designed by Agent Marketing and Agent Academy in 2020, as part of Nesta’s CareerTech Challenge and in partnership with the Department for Education’s National Retraining Scheme.
The e-learning platform provides users with the skills they’ll need to start a career in marketing, focusing on the four most important areas of strategy, design, digital and campaigns. The programmes are developed with real businesses from across the UK, highlighting the skills they look for when hiring. Alongside this, Leap builds a skills portfolio to demonstrate and evidence the skills users have learnt, to help them make the next step in their career. The platform is completely free to use.
Zoe Wallace, Director at Agent Academy, said:
“The impacts of the pandemic, combined with trends in automation, globalisation and the rise of the green economy are having a huge impact on the job market.
“We urgently need to help workers who have been affected by redundancy, as well as those at risk of losing their jobs in the future, to develop the skills they’ll need to thrive. The digital and creative sectors offer a variety of new, exciting and future-proof career opportunities.
“Our programmes are developed alongside real businesses and industry leaders from across the UK, focusing on the skills those companies look for when hiring a modern workforce.”